(Webinar) Why Are You So Sensitive? Understand How Sensory Processing Sensitivity Affects the ADHD Brain

(Webinar) Why Are You So Sensitive? Understand How Sensory Processing Sensitivity Affects the ADHD Brain

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Date(s) - Wednesday, November 18, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Are you easily overwhelmed by bright lights, strong smells, coarse fabrics, or loud sirens? Do you get rattled when you have a lot to do in a short amount of time? You may have Sensory Processing Sensitivity (SPS) — the formal diagnosis for a highly sensitive person (HSP). Approximately 20 to 30 percent of the population has SPS, according to recent studies, and the propensity is even higher among people with ADHD.

The overlap with ADHD is clear: The inability to control emotions, being more easily overwhelmed and overstimulated than neurotypicals, and struggling with low self-esteem are all symptoms of being a HSP.

In this webinar you will learn:

  • the symptoms of SPS and how it affects the brain
  • how ADHD behavior of ruminating and overthinking situations and life events can contribute to SPS
  • how to manage SPS alongside ADHD

Instructor: Bianca Acevedo
Bianca Acevedo, Ph.D., is a researcher at the University of California, Santa Barbara in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences. She is an internationally recognized expert in sensory processing sensitivity, love, and attachment. She co-authored and edited the recently released book, “The Highly Sensitive Brain.” She is the developer of the LoveSmart app and was the recipient of the 2012 International Women in Science Award. You can reach her at www.biancaacevedo.com.

This training has been approved for 1 hour of foster parent training credit.

Please register here. Participants may choose to pay $10 for a training certificate to be issued. If participants choose not to pay this fee, they must provide notes or proof of attendance to their LSI Caseworker.

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